Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 48 – Nuthatch

Nuthatch. I've always liked black and navy blue together.

Watercolor, 8" x 8"  $150
Prints available

Monday, May 19, 2014

Week 47 – Coots

I first noticed coots on the lakes in Uptown Minneapolis. They caught my eye with their tuxedo coloring. I immediately thought they needed to be the subject of a painting. It has only taken me about 10 years to put brush to paper on this idea.

Watercolor, 8" x 8"  $150
Prints available

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Week 46 – Peacock(s)

Watercolor is hard to edit. Sometimes when I don't like how a watercolor turns out, I give it a second try. Usually, I am no more satisfied with the second one than the first... This time though, I like the two together better than either one alone.

Watercolor on paper, 8" x 8" each, $150 each
Prints available

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 45 – Ferns & Snails

For this Ferns & Snails painting, I ignored the fact that it was a larger size. I tried to approach it the same way I approach my 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 paintings, at least as far as composition. I also tried not to agonize over it, which is harder for me to do when it's a larger painting. It's a fine balance paying enough attention to detail and yet not overworking the painting.

Oil on wood panel, 24" x 36" $600
Prints will be available.